Florence Foster Jenkins. Image shows from L to R: Florence (Meryl Streep), St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant).

Florence Foster Jenkins

2016 British comedy film about a socialiate singer. Stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda and others.

Florence Foster Jenkins. Florence (Meryl Streep).

Florence Foster Jenkins

Comedy-biography about New York socialite and heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, a terrible singer who thinks she is wonderful

Genre
Film
Released
2016
Starring
Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda, David Haig, Brid Brennan, John Kavanagh and others
Writer
Nicholas Martin
Director
Stephen Frears
Producers
Michael Kuhn and Tracey Seaward

Comedy drama telling the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

The voice Florence heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield, managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.

Production Details

Tagline
The inspiring true story of the world's worst singer
UK certificate
PG
Duration
110 minutes
Release date
Friday 6th May 2016
Produced
2015
Premiere
Tuesday 12th April 2016, Leicester Square, London
Distributor

Pathe

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Thursday 26th December 2019 at 11:00pm on BBC2

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